CLAT 2009 Paper Leaked, Paper Postponed

CLAT 2009 Law Entrance Postponed, New Dates Soon

The Common Law Admission Test (CLAT), the admission Test to India's 11 premier national law universities , scheduled for Sunday has been postponed after two locked and sealed steel trunks containing test material were found tampered with while in transit from Hyderabad to Lucknow , reports the Times of India. New dates for the undergraduate and postgraduate programme entrance exams will be announced soon.

"Two locked and sealed steel boxes containing the CLAT-2009 test material were found with broken latches and locks while in transit from Hyderabad to Lucknow through Blue Dart Courier services,'' said Veer Singh, convener of CLAT-2009 and vice-chancellor of Nalsar University of Law in Hyderabad, the institute in charge of conducting this year's entrance exam.

It is not clear where the trunks were tampered with. V Narayana Swamy, registrar of the National University of Advanced Legal Studies said that when the trunks reached Lucknow, they were reportedly received in a damaged condition. This is the second year that the national law universities are conducting a joint entrance exam. The institutes merely courier the test paper, unlike the process followed by the IIMs or the IITs, where a faculty member travels with the exam paper boxes.

"However, now, we will have to rethink the transportation process. The courier agency transports our trunks via road in their special vehicles,'' added another registrar. By Wednesday, the vice-chancellors were contemplating holding the test on a Sunday two weeks from May 17. "We prepare two sets of question papers. But a question now arises on the mode in which they should be transported to all exam centres,'' pointed out another faculty member. Around 15,000 students from across the country were supposed to take Sunday's exam.

However, following the development, an urgent meeting of all the 11 vice-chancellors has been convened on Thursday. Singh added that after examining the trunks, the registrar of Dr Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University in Lucknow, in his report stated: "It seems to be a case of deliberate tampering with the boxes.'

Source TOI,EntranceExamIndia

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